The War On Drugs gave their new single, “Holding On,” its television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday. The performance comes less than a week after the band revealed the new single along with the Aug. 25 release date of their upcoming album, A Deeper Understanding.
As seen above, their live performance of the uptempo, dreamy rock song is significantly brought down from the recorded version's length of nearly six minutes, to a more fitting four and a half for television. The shorter version clearly didn’t deter singer/guitarist Adam Granduciel from leading his eight other bandmates in bringing the song to life with its public performance debut.
The band also announced their 2017 fall world tour recently, which starts on Sept. 21 at Philadelphia’s Dell Music Center, and wraps Nov. 27 following the European leg. Tickets for a handful of select dates on the upcoming tour are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.